LeapVault and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) announce CLO Summit India 2009

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Mumbai, October 29, 2009: LeapVault an organization development consulting firm in exclusive partnership with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) announced the Chief Learning Officer: CLO Summit India 2009. The first-of-its-kind event in the field of organization learning and development will be held in Mumbai at the TISS Convention Centre in Deonar, on 20th November, 2009.

The inaugural annual CLO Summit 09 shall be a premier platform for evangelizing and promoting Organizational Learning & Development that would help catalyze the creation and effective dissemination of best and innovative practices across corporates, institutions, NGOs, government bodies and practitioners through effective interaction, debate and research.

A day filled with inspiring keynotes, a few crisp panel discussions and stimulating presentations, the event will witness the presence of eminent speakers such as Mr. Bhaskar Chatterjee (Secretary, Department of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India), Mr. Arun Balakrishnan (HPCL), Mr. Thomas Varghese (Aditya Birla Retail), Ms. Shaheen Mistri (Teach for India), Mr. Yogi Sriram (L & T), Ms. Susan Bloch (Aditya Birla Group), Mr. Kalyan Banerjee (Mindtree), Ms. Suchitra Rajendra (PepsiCo), Mr. Nilesh Kulkarni (Novartis Consumer Health), Captain Mohanlal J P (SBI Life Insurance) alongwith notable personalities from the Indian PSU sector including BPCL, ONGC and IOC.

How can organizational learning become a source of competitive advantage and continuous change? How can organizations use learning as a tool to innovate, differentiate themselves in order to attract and retain Talent, Customers and Investors? The CLO summit shall endeavour to find answers to these questions and some other key areas through interaction and debate amongst some of the best minds in the field.

Extending his support to the initiative, as a key member of the Advisory Board, Dr. A. K. Khandelwal (Chairman, Baroda Pioneer AMC & Ex Chairman Bank of Baroda) excerpts, “Learning is no more optional for the corporations. Learning is beyond training. In a competitive scenario, learning is a new business function that helps an organization to continuously convert ideas into actionable business outcomes, innovations into new products and imagination to constantly raise the bar of performance. CLO is a new business manager, a new crusader to constantly prepare an organization to meet talent competition.”

Mr. Kumaar Bagrodia, Initiative Founder for the summit believes, “The 'demographic dividend' that India is set to reap in the context of the global market for talent will shape the entire economy in time to come. The position of the Chief Learning Officer whether designated or role based is extremely crucial in driving the next level of organizational learning, innovation, culture and the very DNA of the organization.”

About LeapVault:

LeapVault is an organization development consulting, executive training and executive recruitment company. It offers comprehensive solutions that are superlative and path breaking to cater to the needs of premier organizations and individual professionals. The company is spearheaded by Mr. Kumaar Bagrodia who has over a decade of cross functional expertise across industries and businesses both as a senior executive and an entrepreneur. He has worked with companies like Progeon (Infosys, Nasdaq:Infy) and WNS (NYSE:WNS) where he was an associate director. He is a certified master trainer, coach and facilitator by Spencer Johnson Partners and is the Chief Evangelist for Who Moved My Cheese? in India.

Kumaar holds an MBA degree from the University of Oxford and is a Country Champion and Ambassador for the Oxford Business Alumni in India and is the National Co-Chairman Learning of CII YI (Confederation of Indian Industry).

About Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS):

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 with a vision to be an institution of excellence in higher education that continually responds to the changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a people-centered and ecologically sustainable society that promotes and protects the dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all, with special emphasis on marginalized and vulnerable groups.